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Car Hire in Croatia

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Dubrovnik Airport
Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 2.58 per day
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Dubrovnik Airport
Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
£ 2.97 per day
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Dubrovnik Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 2.97 per day
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Split Airport
Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
£ 3.07 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Dubrovnik Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
£ 3.42 / per day
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Split Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
£ 3.51 / per day
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Zagreb Airport
Mini
VW Up or comparable
VW Up
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 3.71 / per day
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Dubrovnik Airport
Compact
Kia Ceed or comparable
Kia Ceed
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
£ 3.95 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 20:59 on 2021-07-22.

Travel Information

Language
Croatian
Currency
HRK
Dialing code
385
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why hire a car in Croatia?

With a diverse landscape, stunning nature, fascinating cities, small distances, and a host of interesting neighbors, Croatia is one of the true up-and-coming travel destinations of Europe.

If you want to know more about hiring a car in Croatia, don't miss our complete guide.

Croatia

One-way Car Hire in Croatia

Here are the most popular one-way car hire options for pickup in Croatia and drop off in another country:

  • From Croatia to Montenegro - 248 offers from £ 12.11 per day
  • From Croatia to Italy - 188 offers from £ 30.42 per day
  • From Croatia to Slovenia - 134 offers from £ 18.98 per day
  • From Croatia to Czech Republic - 30 offers from £ 82.29 per day
  • From Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina - 19 offers from £ 21.96 per day

Top ways to enter Croatia

  • Split Airport: Located in the south of the country, Split Airport hosts flights to and from most European countries and is the best entry point to reach the beaches and islands of Dalmatia.
  • Zagreb Airport: Croatia’s largest international airport serving the nation’s capital and the country’s north.
  • Dubrovnik Airport: Another Dalmatian airport, located on the very southeastern point of Croatia.
  • By land: It’s possible to hire a car in a nearby country and then drive to Croatia. Some large international airports near Croatia include Budapest Airport in Hungary, Vienna Airport in Austria, and Venice Airport in Italy. It should be noted, however, that different visa requirements may be in place for citizens of different countries, so contact your embassy in advance to find out about any international borders you would like to cross. Also, ask your car provider in advance if they permit it.
  • By ferry: There is a regular ferry service between various port cities in Croatia and Bari and Ancona in Italy. Bringing the car you've hired on a ferry may or may not be possible depending on the terms of ferry company, so make sure to check first.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Dubrovnik. Located in the far south of the country, Dubrovnik is one of the most scenic towns in Europe. As known for its appearances in the Game of the Thrones as it is for its varied, centuries-long history, the city’s beautiful old town, stunning views of the sea, and surrounding beaches make it one of the most popular travel destinations in the region.
  • Split. Quite similar to Dubrovnik, but several times larger and busier, Split is Croatia’s largest coastal city and the seat of the historic Dalmatia region. While most travelers head straight for the beach (there are both popular beaches in the city and nice coastal spots north and south of the city), others take their time to explore the Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace and the 1,700-year-old St. Duje’s Cathedral. Split also offers access to many of Croatia’s picturesque Adriatic islands.
  • Zagreb. Located in the inland part of the country, Croatia’s historic capital has a markedly different atmosphere than the coastal regions. Quite similar to the nearby capitals Vienna and Budapest, the city boasts a well-preserved old town and many architectural landmarks coupled with a busy and fun contemporary cultural scene.

Most popular hire car

The most popular hired car in Croatia is the Renault Clio, followed by the Volkswagen Up and the Kia Ceed. The most popular car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Driving licence requirements

  • Croatia accepts all driver licenses issued in the European Union (EU).
  • If your driver license is issued by a non-EU country, for it to be considered valid you’ll need a Croatian visa. Another requirement is to have been in the EU for no more than six months at the time of the rental. If you’ve been in the EU longer, you’ll need a driver license issued by an EU country.
  • If your driver license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your license into English or Croatian.
  • You must carry your driver license, not its copy, with you at all times.
  • You need to have had your driver license for at least one or two years, depending on the car provider’s requirements.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

While a member state of the European Union (EU), Croatia is not a member of the Schengen Area. Croatia is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Hungary and Slovenia are part of the Schengen Area. The other three countries are not and each of them have their own visa policy, so you may or may not be able to enter them, depending on your citizenship. If you plan to visit Croatia’s neighbor during your trip, we advise to get in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out about the visa requirements.

Some car hire companies allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your trip, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border car hire on our FAQ section.

Toll roads

There’s a toll to be paid for using most Croatian motorways. There are two types of tolls in Croatia, the open ones and the closed ones. On open toll motorways, which are mostly tunnels, bridges, and short stretches of highway, the driver pays when arriving at the road. On closed toll motorways, the driver pays when arriving at the road and is given a receipt for their payment that shows where they entered the toll road. They then need to present the receipt when leaving the toll road. If you lose the receipt, you’ll need to once again for the maximum length of the toll road. If your receipt is more than 24 hours old (for example, because you stay for the night somewhere along the toll road), you’ll need to provide a valid explanation of the situation at the exit toll booth.

The payment for the toll road can be done either in cash or by credit card. You can also purchase a smart card or an expiring seasonal smart card that will include a 10% discount. Both types of smart cards are non-refundable. Some cars are equipped with an electronic toll responder the price of which is usually included in the rental price. Do ask your car hire company about it in advance. Find out more about the toll roads in Croatia on the European toll road website.

Top driving routes

  • Istria. The large northwestern peninsula of Istria is actually shared by Croatia and two of its neighboring countries, Slovenia and Italy, although Croatia control’s the lion’s share of it. Nevertheless, the influence of its neighbors is strong — Italian remains both a co-official language and a source of many of the region’s unique traditions. Istria is also home to scenic coastal towns like Pula and Rovinj, a beautiful coastline, and plenty of Roman and Venetian sites.
  • Slavonia. Croatia’s forested northeast offers a glimpse of a more traditional way of life. Remaining under the radar of most foreign travelers, it has a distinct off-the-beaten-track vibe, an effect that is enhanced by its unique traditional music and cuisine. Highlights of the region include the historic capital, Osijek, as well as the wetlands nature park of Kopački Rit.
  • Plitvice Lakes. Made up of 16 beautiful lakes, as well as waterfalls, canyons, and mountain rivers, Plitvice is the most famous national park in Croatia. The area is a hotspot of flora and fauna that is home to such species as the European wildcat, European green lizard, alpine newt, and golden eagle. The national park is near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, about a two-hour drive south of Zagreb, two hours southeast of Rijeka, and 2 hours and 30 minutes northwest of Split.

Car Hire Prices

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 28 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 39 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 22 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 57 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 76 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 16 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 41 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car hire deal in Croatia:

  • Compare rates
  • Book your vehicle well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements

Top 6 Most Popular Cities in Croatia

  1. Car Hire in Split starting at £ 2.66 per day
  2. Car Hire in Dubrovnik starting at £ 16.54 per day
  3. Car Hire in Zagreb starting at £ 12.18 per day
  4. Car Hire in Zadar starting at £ 4.82 per day
  5. Car Hire in Pula starting at £ 4.82 per day
  6. Car Hire in Vela Luka starting at £ 8.70 per day

Top 11 Most Popular Destinations in Croatia

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During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Croatia?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Croatia fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Croatia
£ 12.90
January
£ 21.49
February
£ 22.42
March
£ 25.90
April
£ 19.92
May
£ 28.07
June
£ 42.26
July
£ 43.82
August
£ 25.42
September
£ 23.09
October
£ 32.48
November
£ 43.59
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Croatia is January with prices starting at £ 12.90 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is August with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 43.82. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 28. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Croatia?

Hirers picking up a car in Croatia keep them for an average of 20 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in July keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire Length in Croatia
10
January
8
February
8
March
7
April
7
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
20
September
6
October
12
November
5
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Croatia?

Though Croatia is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in October. in September is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Croatia Compared to the Yearly Average
6%
January
6%
February
7%
March
9%
April
12%
May
9%
June
12%
July
11%
August
September
1128%
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
AddCar Suzuki Swift 5 2 Small cars
Flizzr Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Flizzr Opel Corsa 3 1 Small cars
RightCars VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Flizzr VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Autounion VW Up 4 1 Small cars
Autounion VW Polo 5 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Opel Karl 3d 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Chevrolet Spark 5 2 Small cars

Top 21 Hire Companies in Croatia in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+385997802449
Dubrovnik International Airport, 20000, Dubrovnik
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Carwiz
Carwiz
Remarkable 9.3
+3850914094416
Dobrota 24, 20213, Dubrovnik
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Keddy
Keddy
Remarkable 9.2
+38598231079
Dubrovnik Airport,Dobrota 24, Mocici Cilipi, Dubrovnik
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+385994696331
AIRPORT TERMINAL 20213 CILIPI,
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.1
+385994696331
AIRPORT TERMINAL 20213 CILIPI,
RightCars
RightCars
Remarkable 9
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+38520771391
Dubrovnik International Airport, Dobrota 24, 20213, Čilipi
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+38520773210
Cilipi, 20117, Dubrovnik
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+38598231079
Dubrovnik Airport,Dobrota 24, Mocici Cilipi, Dubrovnik
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+385913143019
Dubrovnik Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+385913143019
Dubrovnik Airport, Konavle 20213 Cilipi
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:59; 21:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-20:59; 21:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-20:59; 21:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-20:59; 21:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-20:59; 21:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-20:59; 21:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-20:59; 21:00-23:00
Autounion
Autounion
Outstanding 8.5
+385995936738
Airport Dubrovnik, Cilipi, 20117, Dubrovnik
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
+38520771391
Airport Terminal 20213 Cilipi
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.2
+385956662266
Dobrota 24, Močići, 20213 Čilipi Dubrovnik
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-14:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8
+385951177333
Dobrota24, 20213, Čilipi
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Great 7.7
+38521444222
Dobrota 24, 20213, Cilipi, Croatia
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7
+385992938051
Dobrota 24, 20213, Čilipi, Croatia
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7
+385997802449
Dobrota 24, Mocici
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
AddCar
AddCar
Good 6
+385994901508 / +38520747826
Cilipi bb, 20213, Cilipi
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 6
+385997802449
Dubronvnik Zracna Luka, 20213, Čilipi
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Rhodium
Rhodium
Acceptable 5.9
+385997802449
Goldcar, Dubronvnik Zracna Luka, 20213, Čilipi
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
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